Investment Services

Michael S. Sluder

Chief Investment Officer

Michael S. Sluder

Mike joined Family Asset Management in 2006, and brings to FAM a broad background in equity and fixed income investments as well as knowledge in most investment strategies. His experience includes more than eight years performing due diligence and recommending traditional and alternative investments to high net worth clients. He currently manages over $100 million in alternative strategies and leads Family Asset Management’s investment team, directing over one billion dollars in assets. Mike earned his BA and MA in Economics from the University of Alabama, receiving the Outstanding Economics Student Award. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Alabama Society of Financial Analysts.


D. Scott Bowen

Director of Portfolio Management

D. Scott Bowen

Scott leads an experienced team responsible for the development of custom investment strategies, tailored to meet the unique objectives of multi-generational client families. He is also active on the Family Office Investment Committee that makes asset allocation and trade evaluation decisions. Scott is an integral part of an ongoing collaborative effort to assess client holdings and assure their resources are in line to meet family goals.

Prior to joining Synovus in 2019, he served as Manager of the Private Wealth Portfolio Strategist for First Citizen Bank, Managing Director of SunTrust, and Regional Investment Manager of Investment Management and Fiduciary Services at Wells Fargo. Scott has an MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, and a B.S. in Economics with a minor in Finance from Jacksonville State University. His designations and certifications include Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). In addition, Scott holds Series 24, 63, and 7 Licenses.


Zachary D. Farmer

Senior Portfolio Manager

Zachary D. Farmer

Zach joined Family Asset Management in 2006. He started with Synovus in 1997 as a Management Associate, and then moved immediately to the investments area. He has developed and managed a number of highly specialized investment programs including our covered call option program. He has also managed numerous Family Asset Management accounts for the past six years. Zach earned his Bachelors degree in Finance from Auburn University.


Andrea R. Parker

Senior Portfolio Manager

Andrea R. Parker

Andrea joined Family Asset Management in 2006, bringing an additional nine years of previous investment experience with Synovus Securities. Andrea concentrates her investment expertise in fixed income, dealing with a variety of bond investments within capital markets. She currently oversees the fixed-income investment portfolio for Synovus Family Asset Management through individual, custom fixed-income portfolio construction and management. Andrea earned a BSBA from Xavier University in Finance. She has previously held her Series 7, 55, 63 and 65 licenses. She also obtained her Certified Fixed Income Practitioner (CFIP) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designations.

 

Family office services are provided through Family Asset Management, a division of Synovus Trust Company, N.A. Investment products and services provided by Synovus are offered through Synovus Securities, Inc ("SSI"), Synovus Trust Company, N.A. ("STC"), GLOBALT, a separately identifiable division of STC and Creative Financial Group, a division of SSI. Trust services for Synovus are provided by Synovus Trust Company, N.A. The registered broker-dealer offering brokerage products for Synovus is Synovus Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment products and services are not FDIC insured, are not deposits of or other obligations of Synovus Bank, are not guaranteed by Synovus Bank and involve investment risk, including possible loss of principal amount invested.

Synovus Securities, Inc. is a subsidiary of Synovus Financial Corp and an affiliate of Synovus Bank and Synovus Trust. Synovus Trust Company, N.A. is a subsidiary of Synovus Bank.